Cassandra

Cassandra - A very unique female name



  Jul 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cassandra, meaning prophetess, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1805. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cassandra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cassandra? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cassandra. The baby girl name Cassandra was given to 700 baby girls in 2012, ranking #427 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,019 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cassandra peaked in popularity 29 years ago in 1990 on position 49.



Famous with this name

Cassandra Peterson
Cassandra Ebner
Cassandra Massardi


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Cassandra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cassandra is currently topping the baby name charts in Nevada at position #209 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #1,094.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cassandra is where you live.


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Cassandra origin and meaning

Cassandra is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means prophetess. To see famous people named Cassandra, pop culture references for the name Cassandra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cassandra

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cassandra, sorted by popularity.

Chandra / Casandra / Cassondra / Cassaundra / Candra / Cassandr / Casondra / Cassandre / Cindra / Casaundra /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012427
2011413
2010329
2009333
2008284
2007260
2006219
2005185
2004173
2003141
2002126
2001122
2000101
199987
199885
199781
199689
199578
199466
199365
199252
199154
199049
198954
198859
198768
198660
198562
198463
198370
198262
1981103
1980137
1979146
1978154
1977160
1976188
1975168
1974159
1973153
1972139
1971136
1970136
1969150
1968139
1967193
1966200
1965210
1964217
1963211
1962216
1961229
1960245
1959275
1958291
1957278
1956311
1955322
1954337
1953339
1952334
1951298
1950308
1949337
1948374
1947413
1946469
1945475
1944441
1943491
1942559
19411647
19401048
19391457
19381434
19371439
19201805

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada209
New Jersey267
Colorado270
California281
Idaho339
Pennsylvania344
Iowa355
Arizona365
Connecticut383
Wisconsin399
New York399
Massachusetts406
Maryland417
Ohio417
Texas419
Michigan424
Washington443
Illinois457
Minnesota462
Oregon483
New Mexico485
Indiana504
Florida516
Virginia523
Georgia561
North Carolina571
Kansas575
Mississippi600
Kentucky661
Oklahoma685
South Carolina716
Utah809
Missouri833
Tennessee1094

Even more about Cassandra


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cassandra a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cassandra?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1990
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Cassandra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,019
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1920
2012 births +700

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